Psac Agreement 2020

Like the Phoenix compensation agreement, jointly developed by the federal government and other negotiators in 2019, the agreement includes measures to help those who have had unreought financial costs and capital income and who have experienced personal and financial difficulties. The agreement also includes general compensation for current and former PSAC employees. The signing of the new collective agreement brings this round of negotiations to an end. We look forward to continuing to work closely with PSAC-UTE and to support the interests of workers and Canadians in future collective bargaining. PSAC members in the Parks Canada and CFIA bargaining units voted in favour of their respective preliminary agreements. PSAC and the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) today signed the new collective agreement, which was ratified by PSAC-UTE members on September 29. The contract includes approximately 27,500 federal public service employees. PSAC has now signed collective agreements for nearly 120,000 federal public service employees. “I am pleased that PA employees, many of whom supported critical services to Canadians during the pandemic, have a new interim agreement and that all employees represented by PSAC are being compensated for the toll that the Phoenix payroll system has had on their lives. This is proof of our commitment to fair and equitable agreements, taking into account the current economic and fiscal environment. The formal signing of the contract means that new contractual terms are in effect. Only members of the bargaining unit are entitled to the $400 lump sum payment as of today. However, other monetary provisions, such as economic increases and wage adjustments, are retroactive.

PSAC and the Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements for the Program and Administrative (PA) and Technical Services (TC) groups, which were ratified by members on September 29. The two collective agreements represent more than 80,000 employees of the federal public service. PSAC and The Treasury Board also signed the Phoenix damages agreement reached this summer. Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Agreement expiry date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 84,000 federal employees represented and not represented in the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group. The interim agreement would increase the economy and the group overall by 6.64 per cent over three years until July 2021, the smallest increase recorded last year, in line with the current economic environment. New provisions on care leave, extending parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the interim agreement. The formal signing of the agreements now means that new contractual conditions come into force, with the exception of retroactive monetary provisions. The Ministry of Finance now has 180 days to implement wage increases, wage adjustments and allowances.

As explained in the contract ratification kits, PSAC negotiated a lump sum payment of $500 for members of these new contracts, given this expanded implementation schedule, which is normally 90 days. At the same time, the government reached a preliminary agreement with PSAC to compensate employees for damage caused by the Phoenix compensation system and the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements.